Three Cars Destroyed in Port Chester’s Waterfront Place Parking Garage

Port Chester Fire Dept have been busy again. On Monday at 4:23am they responded to 20 Waterfront Place for a multiple vehicle fire on the second floor of a parking garage.

According to the Fire Dept post on Facebook, their Fire Chief Angelo Sposta arrived on scene to find three cars fully involved on the second level with a heavy smoke condition throughout the structure.

Engine 63, Tower Ladder 2 and Rescue 40 arrived on scene first due and went to work. While Tower Ladder 2’s Chauffeur positioned the aerial device as a secondary means of egress and the potential of use of an external standpipe, crews from Engine 63 and Rescue 40 simultaneously stretched a hoseline up the interior stairs. Members were met with high heat condition and a low visibility smoke condition. Due to these conditions, Chief Sposta requested two additional Engine Companies and FASTeam to the scene.

The main body of fire was quickly knocked down with the help of two additional hose lines, one being supplied by Engine 64 with foam to blanket the fire as the gasoline tanks on the vehicles let go. Searches of the entire structure were completed and found negative and the incident was placed under control in just over an hour but units remained on scene until approximately 8:15am as the vehicles were being removed from the parking structure.

A GoFundMe page has been set up on behalf of Angie Flores, a Port Chester resident.

According to the fundraiser narrative, “Angie woke up to a devastating emergency when her, her mother’s, and father’s cars were engulfed in flames in a downtown parking garage.”

As of Thursday almost $2,000 out of a goal of $30,000 had been raised.

Photo: Port Chester Fire Dept / Brandon Colon via Facebook

Photo: Port Chester Fire Dept / Brandon Colon via Facebook

Then on Tuesday afternoon they responded to a fire in one of the landscaped islands in the Costco parking lot that spread to an adjacent car. Their post did not indicate the source of the fire.

Port Chester Fire Dept Facebook